All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday, while reacting to the Jharkhand mob lynching incident in which a Muslim youth was beaten mercilessly, said that the incidents of mob lynching of Muslims under pretexts are not going to stop anytime soon. He blamed the ruling BJP and RSS of spreading and increasing hatred and dislike against the Muslim community.

He also charged the two of successfully creating a negative image of Muslims in the country.

“Incidents of mob lynching aren’t going to stop because BJP and RSS have increased the sense of hatred against Muslims. They have successfully created a mindset where Muslims are seen as terrorists, anti-nationals and cow slaughterers,” ANI quoted Owaisi as saying.

On 18 June, a Muslim youth was allegedly attacked and beaten mercilessly by a mob in Kharsawan district of Jharkhand on the suspicion of theft. Reports say that the victim, who has been identified as 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari, was tied to a pole and beaten for more than 10 hours before being handed over to the police.

Several videos of the incident, that went viral on social media, showed a man beating Ansari with a wooden stick and forcing him to chant Jai Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman.

Tabrez Ansari died at a local hospital on June 22.

“This is the pattern with almost all lynchings. First, a Muslim is murdered by cow lovers. Then the most ridiculous excuses begin: a ‘suspicion’ of beef possession, theft, smuggling & love jihad So much for sabka vishwas when we can be killed over mere ‘suspicions’,” Owaisi had tweeted.